11 must-reads for healthcare leaders

Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.

The following leadership articles were published by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week.

1. Access governance and the impact on the point of care
Imagine the issues that could arise if a nurse or physician went to retrieve medical records for a patient only to discover their access rights had inadvertently been modified and they were no longer able to view important data.  

2. Top 5 themes from HIMSS 2017
This year's HIMSS conference in sunny Orlando boasted a robust participation of 40,000+ attendees, 1200+ vendors, and 300+ sessions.

3. Chuck Lauer: The measure of a true leader
How do you evaluate the impact of a healthcare leader? There are hundreds of metrics you might use — from net operating revenue to market share to many quality awards and designations.  

4. 12 health system CEOs reveal the most memorable piece of advice they've received
Over the course of a career, one will hear many pieces of advice from a variety of people — family, friends, mentors, teachers, career coaches, etc. Each individual must decide for themselves what advice to heed and what to ignore. 

5. What hospital leaders can learn from Tom Brady
At a time when many leaders are intrigued by Simon Sinek's Start with Why, we were intrigued and somewhat delighted to learn New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady relied on old-school directives to lead his team to one of the most spectacular comebacks in Super Bowl history.  

6. Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder volunteers up to 1,000 hours a year to this demanding but needed work
Becker's recently caught up with Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of San Diego-based Scripps Health, after he and other volunteers at the San Diego sheriff's department concluded a search and recovery mission for two missing people: an older man and his five-year-old grandson who had been swept away while trying to cross a flooded road in the city. A search and recovery team found the grandfather's body, but the little boy remained missing.

7. 5 tips for a timeless acceptance speech, straight from CEOs
A well-crafted and classy acceptance speech is an art form, as the Feb. 26 Academy Awards will remind us. Becker's caught up with seasoned speakers in healthcare and asked them a simple question: What makes a great acceptance speech? 

8. Meeting the challenge of the academic mission: 3 strategies to improve efficiency in academic hospitals' ORs
Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia and Durham, N.C-based Duke University School of Medicine's department of anesthesiology collaborated to leverage their best in class solutions to actively manage other academic departments of anesthesiology. 

9. Embracing the move from inpatient to outpatient: Key thoughts from St. Joseph Hoag Health's Lee Penrose
Lee Penrose, COO for acute care delivery at St. Joseph Hoag Health in Irvine, Calif., discussed one of the health system's core strategies moving forward: the decision to move procedures traditionally done in inpatient settings into the outpatient setting.

10. Baylor Scott & White Health's Gary Brock: Outpatient strategy as part of a coordinated consumer strategy
Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health Executive Vice President and Chief Integrated Delivery Network Officer Gary Brock described the health system's efforts to expand its outpatient reach with satellite locations and digital health.

11. How CEOs should address contentious politics: 4 points to consider
In an era when the political environment is more divisive and contentious than ever before, how should executives speak out about politics — if they should at all? According to the Harvard Business Review, there are risks and rewards associated with CEO activism. 

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